AUGUST 11 & 12, 2018
APRIL 28 & 29, 2018
Singing Tree by Victoria Marquez
"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art."  ~ Junot Diaz
October 2017

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 28 & 29 , 2018
San Diego's Little Italy

August 11 & 12, 2018
Arts District at Liberty Station
ArtWalk @ Liberty Station Video Recap

August 12 & 13
Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station

As we begin to gear up for an amazing year of shows (including a brand new one next Fall that you'll be hearing about soon) we wanted to take just a moment to share with you our ArtWalk @ Liberty Station Wrap up Video.  Click here to enjoy!

Mission Federal ArtWalk 2018 Featured Artist Deadline Approaching

Open to visual and performing artists, Mission Federal ArtWalk is a year-long program that culminates in a two-day exhibition and sale of original fine art. Over 100,000 attend this event annually in the Little Italy neighborhood of downtown San Diego. Next year's festival will take place Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018. 

Your application must be received by November 1, 2017 for consideration as an ArtWalk 2018 Featured Artist. A panel of jurors will select Featured Artists to represent the impressive talents and styles that are on display in April. Each Featured Artist will be specially recognized in event PR, on the Mission Federal ArtWalk web site and will be called out at the event with signage and printed materials.

Visit to learn more and apply!

Mission Federal Credit Union Presents
Mission for Nonprofits

Join Mission Federal Credit Union in the Mission for Nonprofits program. When you open a Mission Fed Checking Account, you will receive $25 into your new account. Mission Fed will also make a $25 donation directly to the approved nonprofit organization of your choice! These no-strings-attached funds can be used by the nonprofit for the vital programs and services it provides to the community. 

To find out how your local nonprofit can join Mission for Nonprofits, visit
The Butterfly Effect: Be the Change You Want to See

If you've attended our events over the past couple of years, or if you follow us on social media, you have probably noticed our ongoing partnership with Tasha Wahl and the amazing philanthropic organization, The Butterfly Effect. We hide these gorgeous creatures at our events, and the lucky people who find them not only get to keep these pieces of art, but they get to pick a charity and The Butterfly Effect makes a donation to the cause of their choice. We love this partnership and we've been so proud to partner. Over $2000 has been donated to various causes including Habitat for Humanity, World Wildlife Fund, ArtReach, and many more. Learn more about this amazing group here.
The Little Italy Mercato

The Little Italy Mercato is the city market for downtown San Diego residents and visitors with more than 150 booths offering farm fresh produce, artisan foods and specialty items. The Mercato is thriving in its location along West Cedar Street from Kettner Blvd to Front Street. Visit the Mercato every Saturday from 8:00AM to 2:00PM. MANGIA BENE!

Visit for more information. 
Visiting Little Italy? Parking is easier than you think!

610 W Ash is conveniently located on India and Ash minutes minutes walk from the heart of Little Italy. Our garage is clean and patrolled 24/7 by onsite building Security. With over 300 available stalls on nights and weekends, park your car here at 610 W. Ash and enjoy the sites and sounds of Little Italy. Our rates are competitive to surrounding parking garages with our night and weekend daily rate at $5 flat for those who want to enjoy a day or evening in Little Italy.

For those who work in the area, there is also monthly parking available. Our rates are also competitive to other parking structures in the area. If interested please reach out to Gary Sykes Parking Manager -

ArtReach hosts Party ARTy!

October 22, 2017
In a stunning private home in Rancho Santa Fe with an amazing art collection.
3PM to 6PM

Proceeds benefit the ArtReach Access to Art program that provides free or very low-cost, artist-led instruction to K-6 schools that would otherwise have none. Since 2007, with your generosity, ArtReach has sustained Art Equity in San Diego’s schools reaching over 13,000 students…one paintbrush at a time!

Join us as we kick off our year-long Tenth Anniversary Celebration: Bid on artwork, tempting auction items, wine ring toss, travel prizes and of course priceless student art. Put your money where your heART is.


INFORMATION: 619-940-7278
Art Materials Partner: Artist & Craftsman Supply

Inktober is here!! Grab an old favorite or try something new with 10-15% off select inking products!

Speedball has you covered for all of your printmaking needs at 40% off list and Enkaustikos and R&F encaustic supplies at 30% off will make you melt.

Our great sales on Art Alternatives Canvas, Princeton Brushes, and Pads also continue through October. Contact the store for more details!

Visit for more information.
Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents Foreign Film Fridays in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium (1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad). Enjoy the best of worldwide cinemas, twice each month! Selections have been recognized by critics as some of the finest cinema the world has to offer. The films are screened with English subtitles and admission is free. 

October 6th- The Color of Paradise (Iran): Mohammad is a gifted blind boy who joyfully returns to his tiny village on summer vacation from the Institute of the Blind.

October 20th- Truman (Spain): Terminally ill actor Julián receives an unexpected visit from a childhood friend. Accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, the two will share emotional and surprising moments.

The 2017 Foreign Film Fridays series is made possible in part by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation's Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund.

Visit for more information!
Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art hosts Season's Lure! An exhibition featuring artwork that embodies all that lures you into the fall season. Please join us for the Opening Reception on October 7th, from 7 - 9pm. Registration is required. This show is now open and runs to November 26, 2017.
Be sure to continue to keep checking our Live Painting Schedule for artist demonstrations in October!
**Mention this ArtWalk Newsletter and receive 10% off most items!**
Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery

Ashton Gallery@Art on 30th welcomes Orange is the New Black: A National Show, opening with the artist reception on October 21st at 6PM. It is even rumored that there may be a guest appearance of “Warden Caputo” for those who are fans of the TV show.

Ann Golumbuk, winner of the coveted “Best in Show” will be painting live during the reception from 6-8PM. Artists from across the country have been inspired to create artwork that features orange or black or that addresses the concept of confinement. The juxtaposition of orange and black promises a bold, surprising exhibition.

Join Art on 30th for their yearly C-Note sale, which runs November 25 - January 6. This is a great opportunity to purchase quality art by local artists at inexpensive prices. Buyers may take the original artworks right off the wall and bring them home that day. This opportunity is open to all artists. (No submission fee, Commission split is 50/50). This is not a juried show and artists may bring up to 6 works to display. Art will be hung on an ‘as space provides’ basis. Opening night is November 25, 5-8PM.

Contact the gallery at for details. 
San Diego Visual Arts Network

San Diego Visual Arts Network supports the North County Arts Network as it presents Arts and Economic Summit: Vibrant Community, Booming Economy on October 17th, from 7AM - 10AM. The keynote speaker will be Randy Cohen, Vice President of American for the Arts. This conference will be held at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., 92025. 

Visit for more information. 
Contemporary Arts Committee

The Contemporary Arts Committee, a support group of the San Diego Museum of Art, will feature artist Thomas DeMello at their October 9th meeting. Join 7PM at the Bread & Salt Building, 1955 Julian Avenue in San Diego. First time guests are free.

Please email for more information.
San Diego Museum
of Art

Join The San Diego Museum of Art for the film Nosferatu on Friday, October 27th. After World War I, Germany became the leading producer of avant-garde cinema. F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922), a vampire tale based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, remains one of the defining films of the immensely popular horror genre. Dr. Ariel Plotek, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The San Diego Museum of Art, introduces the film and discusses the influence of German Expressionist aesthetics on this classic motion picture.

On Saturday, October 28th, get in the spirit with Halloween-inspired music! Presented by Gilbert Castellanos, this spooky jazz concert will feature works by jazz artists such as Thelonious Monk, Anita O’Day, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, Philly Joe Jones, and Charles Mingus just to name a few. 

Visit for more information. 
Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum presents Art of the Americas - Pre-Columbian Art through February 18th, 2017. This collection is the most comprehensive presentation to date of the Museum’s significant holdings of objects used by people from the ancient cultures of Mexico, Central and South America. Objects featured in the exhibition straddle cultural boundaries, from the Olmec and Maya civilizations in Mexico to the Moche civilization in Peru, as well as numerous ancient traditions and cultures, including the indigenous Teuchitlán, Zoque, Huastec and western Mexican societies. 

Art of the Americas is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California.

Visit for more information.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown presents Memories of Underdevelopment through January 2018. In collaboration with Museo Jumex in Mexico City and the Museo de Arte de Lima, MCASD will present an exhibition examining the ways in which Latin American artists from the 1960s to the 1980s responded to the unraveling of the utopian promise of modernization after World War II, most notably in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela.

In the immediate postwar period, artists had eagerly embraced the “transition to modernity,” creating a new abstract geometric language meant to capture its idealistic possibilities. As modernization failed, and political oppression and brutal military dictatorships followed, avant-garde artists increasingly abandoned abstraction and sought new ways to connect with the public, engaging directly with communities and often incorporating popular strategies from film, theater, and architecture into their work. 

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The La Jolla Athenaeum 

The La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents Victoria Martino - The Danish Golden Age, October 2nd, 9th & 16th at 7:30PM. 2017 is the bicentennial of Niels Gade’s birth, and Victoria Martino returns to the Athenaeum this fall with her beloved lecture-concert series. In a five-week series, the complete works for violin by Niels Gade (an accomplished violinist as well as composer) will be presented against the vivid backdrop of a rich artistic and intellectual milieu,  boasting architects, choreographers, composers, dancers, painters, philosophers, poets, playwrights, sculptors, scientists, and storytellers who had a profound impact on international culture up to the present day.

Let the enchanting melodies of Niels Gade magically transport you back in time to Copenhagen at the height of its cultural prowess, when the city’s small size promoted frequent meetings of the leading figures of the day, uniting the arts and sciences.

Visit for more information.
Arts District Liberty Station

Wander, explore and enjoy a free local art experience on Friday, October 6th. Taking place on the first Friday of every month from 5-9 pm, Friday Night Liberty is San Diego’s biggest monthly art walk. Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theater and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing District. 

Visit to learn more!
Museum of Photographic Arts

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents the following films this October:

- October 27th: Dementia 13 (1963) in partnership with Film Geeks SD

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
Oceanside Museum
of Art

Oceanside Museum of Art presents a film screening regarding labor issues and the border on Thursday, October 19th from 6PM to 7:30PM. Enjoy a screening of the film Maquilapolis and panel discussion with filmmaker Sergio de la Torre, labor activist and photographer Fred Lonidier, and artist Dominic Miller whose artwork in unDocumenta was developed with workers at a factory “maquiladora” in Tijuana.

For more information, visit
Meyer Fine Art

Meyer Fine Art presents the 10th Annual Poster Exhibit, featuring Vintage and Contemporary International and American posters. This exhibition represents a collection of rare 19th to 20th century original first and second printings. The show runs through October 28, 2017. 

For more information, visit
Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals searching for unique visual and performing arts events while making a difference in their community.

Vanguard provides original interviews and reviews of the people, places and events that make up San Diego's thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week's best, most inspiring and unique visual and performing arts events.

Vanguard believes in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego's vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes

Visit to learn more! 

La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse presents SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, November 7th through December 17th. This vibrant, world-premiere musical charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer, the undisputed Queen of Disco, from her modest Boston childhood to international stardom.

Told through the dramatic lens of her final concert, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical presents the complexities and conflicts the iconic songwriter and singer faced in her meteoric rise – and descent. Featuring three actresses in the title role and a score with more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including Love to Love You, Baby, Bad Girls and Hot Stuff, this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

For ticket information, visit
The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents 
Benny & Joon through October 22th. A delightful world premiere musical based on the beloved offbeat ’90s romantic comedy movie. As Joon’s sole caretaker, auto mechanic Benny makes sure his eccentric sister lives a comfortable, safe, and predictable life. But when Sam shows up, his off-kilter take on the world—full of classic films, Buster Keaton, and an oddball approach to domestic life—turns everything upside down. With unforgettable characters and a beguiling and tuneful score, Benny & Joon explores what happens when we step out of our comfort zones and take a leap toward love.

For more information, visit
Broadway San Diego 

Broadway San Diego presents A Prairie Home Companion, November 4th, 2017. The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion is a Saturday night staple for radio audiences everywhere. The show features a blend of musical performances, comedy, and collaborations that can't be heard anywhere else. Hosted by Chris Thile, A Prairie Home Companion draws new, diverse talent to public radio.

For more information and tickets, visit
San Diego Performing Arts League 

The San Diego Performing Arts League is a not-for-profit umbrella organization serving more than 150 theater, music and dance companies and their audiences throughout San Diego County. The League develops cost-effective, collaborative programs that bring new audiences to the arts and strengthen San Diego's performing arts with new sources of earned income and management support.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit
Cygnet Theatre

Cygnet Theatre presents The Legend of Georgia McBride, October 11th through November 12th. He's young, he's broke, he's just found out his wife is going to have a baby, and now Casey has lost his gig as an Elvis impersonator. When his club brings in a drag act led by Miss Tracy Mills, Casey is given the opportunity to trade one sequined outfit for another. This music-filled comedy celebrates finding your voice and singing your own song.

For ticket and performance information, visit
Lamb's Players Theatre

Lamb's Players Theatre
presents Smoke on the Mountain, October 6th through November 19th. The Sanders Family Singers are back on the road, and Mt Pleasant Baptist Church will never be quite the same again! One of our favorite ensemble musicals is part of a Season in Coronado for the very first time.

For ticket and performance information, visit
San Diego Repertory Theatre 

The San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Hand to God, October 19th through November 12th. Something devilish is lurking in a church basement puppet show in Cypress, Texas. And his name is…Tyrone.

He may look like an innocent sock puppet, but when he infiltrates the angst-ridden church youth group and takes possession of Jason’s arm, all hell breaks loose. Spectacularly foul-mouthed and wickedly scandalous, Tyrone shocks the congregation with his outrageous insinuations, exposing their deepest secrets and teaching us all about love, grief and what it means to be human. A smash success on Broadway and in London, this darkly delightful and wildly funny comedy is the most produced play in America!

For more performance information, visit
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2018 Mission Federal ArtWalk
San Diego's Little Italy
April 28 & 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2018 ArtWalk @ Liberty Station 
The Arts District at Liberty Station
August 11 & 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM